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preliminary

adjective
 
 
/prɪˈlɪmɪnəri/ US   /prɪˈlɪmɪneri/
coming before or done to prepare for a main or more important action, event, etc: preliminary data/numbers/statistics The preliminary numbers indicate that all classes of creditors have accepted the plan. A final report showed inflation rising 2.4%, up from a preliminary estimate of 2.3%. He emphasized that the commissioner's decision is only preliminary. The National Transportation Safety Board, in a preliminary report, did not say what may have caused the crash. The case was dismissed because prosecutors were not ready for the preliminary hearing.preliminary agreement/approval/decision The commission has given preliminary approval to another 27 projects totaling $3.1 billion.a preliminary inquiry/investigation At present a preliminary investigation is under way. preliminary discussions/meetings/talks
Translations of “preliminary”
in Vietnamese sơ bộ…
in Spanish preliminar…
in Thai ขั้นต้น…
in Malaysian awal…
in French préliminaire…
in German einleitend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 初步的,起始的, 預備的…
in Indonesian pendahuluan…
in Russian предварительный…
in Turkish başlangıç, ilk, ön…
in Chinese (Simplified) 初步的,起始的, 预备的…
in Polish wstępny…
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